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English definition of “tuberculosis”

tuberculosis

noun [U]     /tjuːˌbɜː.kjʊˈləʊ.sɪs/ US  /tuːˌbɝː.kjəˈloʊ-/ (abbreviation TB)
a serious infectious disease that can attack many parts of a person's body, especially their lungsRespiratory disorders tubercular     /-ˈbɜː.kjʊ.lər/ US  /-ˈbɝː.kjə.lɚ/ adjective Respiratory disorders
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